Describe a time when you tried to bring about a change in your self-concept and were not successful in doing so.
About three years ago, I got on a scale and realized my weight was up to 324lbs. I have always been larger than my peers and family members, but never 300lbs. I have a sister who is a licensed physical trainer and works at her church’s gym. She was about to run a boot camp and invited me to come participate for free. I have never exercised and was now waking up at 4:40am to participate in boot camp. I also radically changed how I ate and within two months I was down to 275lbs. When I got back home, I lost the motivation I had living and working out with my sister. In January of this year I got back on that scale and my weight was at 330lbs.
Summarize the guidelines for improving self-concept in our textbook and explain how each might apply to a change in self-concept.
Make a firm commitment to personal growth- Making a change in your self- concept cannot happen overnight, so you must be committed to putting in the effort that a task like this demands. We are creatures of habit and like the consistency we create in our day to day lives. This rule is important to create a change because a firm commitment can help you to create new more beneficial habits that can help you achieve personal growth.
Gain and use knowledge to support personal growth- Based on the self- concept you are attempting to improve upon, you must first learn how it was formed. You must also take a look at yourself, seek feedback from others and be honest about the faults you have that need to be reformed. This rule is important because you must first know that there is a problem if you are to fix it.
Set goals that are realistic and fair- It is important to want to continually evolve into a better person without setting goals for yourself that are too high. When you can accept who you are, you can embark on a journey to change for the better. This rule is...